A second offering for this weeks Kick About relating to the art of Ruth Asawa. This set of images and the occupying videos also inspired a different set of videos that didn’t make the cut – transpiring from a filmic method used for this slew of static images documenting the chemical reaction of household ingredients.
This weeks Kick About on Red’s Kingdom is the artwork of Ruth Asawa. I was reminded very much of the fluid melting magic of lava lamps and, in certain elements of Asawa’s creations, I envisioned eyes that reminded me very much of Hitchcock and Dali’s dream sequence in the film, Spellbound. My images were created from photographing melted wax accumulated on a wine bottle over a period of time, with a couple of videos of my own eyes overlaid on top to pay homage to that surreal dream sequence.
A second set of compositions created as part of the Cephalopod kick About prompt over on on Red’s Kingdom.
There was a few failed attempts at different iterations for this weeks Cephalopod kick about over on Red’s Kingdom, one of which was a lot less colourful and leaning towards the macabre. I decided to salvage one of the 3D models from that attempt and use the gooey textures from another previous kick about and laid them onto the 3D models of Octopuses. Things started to take place when I composited the Octopuses on-top of each other – as if the octopuses are in some sort of lethal dance together”
The final collection of images for this weeks El Anatsui kick about. For this bunch I popped the artwork into an art placer app for scale and grandiose.
Some more mosaic tapestries created from tinfoil leftover from a steak pie and some coloured markers for this weeks El Anatsui Kick About over on Red’s Kingdom.
This weeks Kick About over on Red’s Kingdom is the incandescent tapestries of El Anatsui. What you are looking at here is the tinfoil leftover from a steak pie, coloured with multicolored markers, photographed, warped and collaged together in photoshop to mimic El Anatsui’s illuminating repurposed sculptures.
Bokeh Dance #4
The final set of dancing illuminated orbs inspired by the Soundsuits of Nick Cave.
Bokeh Dance #2
A second set of images for this weeks kick about on Red’s Kingdom inspired by the Soundsuits of Nick Cave. This film and the coloured dancing orbs comprised of nothing more then some sequins thrown into a large wok and at times shook about for a bit of moment, It’s always enjoyable figuring out what you can get away in the most analogue way possible.
Bokeh Dance #1
This weeks kick about on Red’s Kingdom is the glorious dancing soundsuits of Nick Cave. I knew that I wanted to make a film, I wanted it to be loud and primal and I wanted to use some sort of fabric or elements that could makeup the intricate soundsuits of Nick Cave’s creations. I decided to chuck a bag of shiny sequins of various shapes into a large wok and film it! Bringing down the shutter speed of my camera and aperture while defocusing so that the tacky butterflies, hearts and stars become nothing but dancing spherical orbs lit ablaze with a tiny but powerful led light. It was one of those moments were everything fell into place so nicely. The edit was a dream and thoroughly enjoyable.